sign of the cross

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A calque translation of Latin signum crucis


sign of the cross (plural signs of the cross)

  1. (Christianity) A gesture of the hand moving over the front of one's body in the shape of a cross made as part of ritual or to invoke divine protection.

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  • Sometimes capitalized.

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